Sunday, 1 December 2013

This getting older malarkey...


...ain’t half bad! Today is my birthday, and I am being thoroughly spoiled:

Presents in bed


Breakfast in bed

Hubby did well making me the tastiest breakfast in bed I have ever eaten!

A beautiful new sewing box from my girls


(Bunny received one from her grandma for her birthday, I was so jealous! So now I have my very own...)

Bunny's sewing box on the left, mine on the right

I have received the kindest gifts from my creative friends, both near and far...

I’ve been treated to a pottery lesson courtesy of my Craft Club friends!

Little did I know that the beautiful heart I was cooing over on Hannapat’s blog was on its way to me!


And the crocheted flowers Marianne was featuring on her blog, well, I have two little lovelies on the softest, prettiest fingerless mittens she made for me!


My very dear friend gave me these two books with the promise of re-teaching me how to knit and to advance my cross-stitch skills in the new year...


And the wonderful Jooles made me the most perfect patchwork needlecase, with beloved Tilda fabrics...


...complete with my name framed in pink!


And the celebrating doesn’t stop after today –tomorrow I’m spending the day at a craft workshop:


This is my big gift from Darling Husband. I am *so excited* to be crafting with the author of The Hand-Stitched Home! Of course I’ll tell you all about it...

On the heels of an emotional Thanksgiving full of gratitude, I have a birthday filled with love, kindness and creativity – someone pass the tissues, please!

There is chaotic activity in the kitchen, the whirring mixer, the tinny-sounding taps of spoons on cake pans, exasperated exclamations from DH, lots of little girls’ giggles...and I am prohibited from entering. 

My husband is not a cook or baker by any stretch of the imagination, but Bunny has some grand design in mind for me, so I’ve told him to follow her lead (and Little Flower knows how to work the mixer and lick the spatula as well!).  
In the meantime, I will be content with putting the finishing touches on my latest makes, and waiting patiently for whatever is being created in the kitchen...

Life just gets better and better, I don't mind being a year older...have a happy day!
Chrissie x


34 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, you have so many wonderful gifts, I have the same Button It sewing box as you, I love mine so, so I know you must be thrilled. Have a wonderful day.
    Clare xx

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  2. oh you deserve it! happy birthday Chrissie! Heather x

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  3. Happy birthday, what lovely presents! You deserve to be spoiled on your birthday and make sure you enjoy what is left of itX

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  4. Happy birthday lovely !!! I'm so pleased it got there in time and even more pleased that you like it. I love all your gifts, the pottery class and ghetto gorgeous mitts bit oh my a class with Caroline zoob, you are a very lucky gal!!! You must be grinning like a Cheshire Cat!! I'm sure the kitchen creations will be wondeful and I am waiting with bated breath for the update on tomorrow's course. The joys of living down south. Enjoy the rest of your special day and have lots of fun tomorrow. Much love xoxo

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  5. What a day....Happy Birthday and have fun tomorrow

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! It looks as though you have had a great day and some lovely things. I hope that you have lots of fun with your family and all of your presents. Looking forward to seeing what you make on the advanced crochet and pottery fronts as well as you wonderful crafting course, of course!!! xxxx

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  7. What a lovely day you've had - it sounds like you have been thoroughly and justifiably spoilt rotten! Hope the strange kitchen sounds have resulted in something delicious. Enjoy your craft workshop and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Jane xxx

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  8. Happy Birthday! It sounds like you're having a fantastic day - what lovely gifts and treats!! Maria x

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  9. Happy Birthday. What lovely gifts you've had, hope you have a wonderful day.
    Sally xxx

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  10. Chrissie what a wonderful birthday and your gifts are just perfect - just like you. Enjoy your special day Chrissie, sending you lots of birthday hugs
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. What lovely gifts! And breakfast in bed too. Sounds like a wonderful birthday. Happy Birthday to you Chrissie.

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  12. Happy birthday! It all sounds lovely - what a sweet scene you described with your husband and children in the kitchen, baking away... Gorgeous gifts! They know you well. x

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  13. Happy Birthday Chrissie, I hope you've had a super duper day!
    Lovely presents ;)
    Caroline xx

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  14. Happy Birthday ... you have been quite spoiled but deservedly so I think ... can't wait to hear about your crafting adventures ... Bee xx

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  15. Happy birthday you lovely lady! Do you think you have grown a little taller on this birthday??!! Love from Jo x

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  16. Happy birthday!! You are a lucky girl, all the presents are so beautiful!!

    My best wishes

    Lluisa xx

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  17. Hi Chrissie,
    Happy Birthday! thank you for your kind comments over at mine. Your bolg is lovely...I'm your latest follower.
    Have fun tomorrow.
    Jacquie x

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  18. Happy birthday, Chrissie! What a wonderful day you've had and so many lovely gifts. You are much loved. Hope your day was great and that you have a blessed year.

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  19. Happy Birthday lovely Chrissie - you have been wonderfully spoiled - and you deserve to be too! Lots of lovely caring, planning, shopping, and crafting done for you and we can expect to see lots more from you when you get into your lovely new books.Can hardly wait to hear about your time spent with Caroline Zoob; that is so exciting! You are surrounded by love my friend! Heres more for you winging its way from Aussieland, Joy xoxo

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  20. Happy, Happy Birthday to you! You have been appropriately spoiled. i am so happy you have had a wonderful day.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  21. Happy birthday Chrissie, looks like you have been well and truly spoiled!! I love all the lovely little gifts that you have gotten :D lucky girl!x

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  22. Happy Birthday Chrissie!! You have received so many gorgeous gifts - I hope you had a lovely day and a beautiful week xxxx

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  23. Happiest of birthdays! What a wonderful bunch of gifts you got! I love that sewing box!

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  24. Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had a great day.
    Carolx

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  25. Happy belated birthday dear Chrissie. You had some wonderful gifts and it sounds like you had a fabulous day x x x

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  26. Happy, happy birthday for yesterday Chrissie. It sounds like it was an absolutely wonderful day, beautiful presents and lovely people :) xx

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  27. Happy Belated Birthday To You!! Sounds like you got spoilt rotten - and quite rightly so! Love all your pressies - you lucky lady. Hope you had a fun Christmas crafting day today. X

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  28. Happy belated birthday Chrissie! It is such a treat to be spoiled sometimes. You received so many wonderful goodies which I am sure you will enjoy.

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  29. Happy Birthday for Sunday, glad to hear you were so well looked after.

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  30. Wishing you a Happy belated Birthday, Chrissie, and a wonderful year ahead! You received such gorgeous presents, and what a sweet family you have to look after you so well on your special day!
    Helen x

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  31. So glad you had a wonderful day! So glad you received your present on time and that you like it! Looking forward to seeing what you make from your new craft books also. How you have a fantastic week!
    Marianne xxx

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  32. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a great day! And what a wonderful cake! Lucky you!
    Anna x

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  33. A belated happy birthday, what completely wonderful gifts, lucky you! Hope it was a good cake.

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  34. Yay!, Glad you like our Button It boxes!!

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